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Can ducks eat garlic?

post #1 of 17
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I have heard that giving chickens some garlic water once a week is good for them but I have been holding off because I don't know if ducks can have garlic,does anyone know if it's safe for ducks too? 

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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post #2 of 17
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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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post #3 of 17
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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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post #4 of 17

hmmm, I'd like to know too - we've got a glut of garlic right now!

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post #5 of 17

Absolute NO-NO's
• Bread, bread products, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers...
• Cookies, cakes, ice cream, sugared snacks or processed food products...
• Seeds, nuts, seeded breads or crackers (causes a painful reaction similar to diverticulitis in humans), pits...
• Chocolate, onion, garlic, spices, spicy foods, alcohol (do I have to even mention that?)...
• Colors, dyes, additives, chemicals, preservatives...

 

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http://www.liveducks.com/duckcare.html

 

hmmm...
 

proud parents of Emma (7yo human child), Jazzy (13 y.o. polka dotted doggie), Scatt the Cat, 3 Barred Rocks (including Lucky the Toeless Chicken and Barron Von Barred), 7 Buff Orpingtons (Slayer, Star and the blondie girls), 3 Partridge Rocks (Ron,Penelope and Chatterbox), 4 Leghorns (B@st@rd and the Pixie Girls), 6 RIR, 4 Blue Swedish Ducks (Sunshine and Spot) and 5 Cayuga Ducks (Moon, Oz)

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proud parents of Emma (7yo human child), Jazzy (13 y.o. polka dotted doggie), Scatt the Cat, 3 Barred Rocks (including Lucky the Toeless Chicken and Barron Von Barred), 7 Buff Orpingtons (Slayer, Star and the blondie girls), 3 Partridge Rocks (Ron,Penelope and Chatterbox), 4 Leghorns (B@st@rd and the Pixie Girls), 6 RIR, 4 Blue Swedish Ducks (Sunshine and Spot) and 5 Cayuga Ducks (Moon, Oz)

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post #6 of 17

I've seen mine nibbling on the garlic chives in the garden.  Not sure about regular garlic, but I doubt it would hurt them.

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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by donnavee View Post

I've seen mine nibbling on the garlic chives in the garden.  Not sure about regular garlic, but I doubt it would hurt them.

Sorry, didn't see the other post, so I guess garlic is not good for them.

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post #8 of 17

we've been working on our garlic beds and as I've been sorting cloves to plant I've tossed a few to the chickens - they seem to love it!  I'd like to see more info for the duckies, though...

proud parents of Emma (7yo human child), Jazzy (13 y.o. polka dotted doggie), Scatt the Cat, 3 Barred Rocks (including Lucky the Toeless Chicken and Barron Von Barred), 7 Buff Orpingtons (Slayer, Star and the blondie girls), 3 Partridge Rocks (Ron,Penelope and Chatterbox), 4 Leghorns (B@st@rd and the Pixie Girls), 6 RIR, 4 Blue Swedish Ducks (Sunshine and Spot) and 5 Cayuga Ducks (Moon, Oz)

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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by kellypepperk View Post

Absolute NO-NO's
• Bread, bread products, popcorn, pretzels, chips, crackers...
• Cookies, cakes, ice cream, sugared snacks or processed food products...
• Seeds, nuts, seeded breads or crackers (causes a painful reaction similar to diverticulitis in humans), pits...
• Chocolate, onion, garlic, spices, spicy foods, alcohol (do I have to even mention that?)...
• Colors, dyes, additives, chemicals, preservatives...

 

copied and pasted from:

http://www.liveducks.com/duckcare.html

 

hmmm...
 

Heh, if this were true my ducks would be dead, and so would all the ducks we feed our old hotdog buns to at the park pond. They don't really like bread actually so they don't eat it. But they do eat (I should say WILL eat) popcorn, chips, crackers, seeds(especially sunflower) and basil(they LOVE basil) I don't obviously feed them chips and crackers or popcorn often but once in a while they will get what's left in the bottom of the bag...most of what I hear about feeding onions or garlic is that they will flavor the eggs, not cause sickness...

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5 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, a Tortoiseshell kitty and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I think I will just sneak garlic to the chickens and leave the ducks out of it!!!! 

Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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Owner of five very spoiled hens and two lovely Muscovy ducks,too many cats and three dogs.

 

"Why should A Man Die While Sage Grows In His Garden?" 

 

1 Production Red

1 Buff Orpington

3 Barred Rocks

 

 

 

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